Congratulations to Cristina Isusi Silgo, BME undergraduate student, for being selected for the Innovation Fellows Program, a joint program between the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and Warrington College of Business.
The program is designed to take a select group of undergraduate students from the two colleges, have them form interdisciplinary teams, and put them through an 18-23 week program focused on taking them deeper into an understanding of how to work together as a team to pursue the development of a project or technology. Students will form teams and progress through idea generation, problem and solution definition, customer discovery and feedback analysis, and finally, the development of an overall project summary pitch based on their efforts. The intent is for the program to culminate in a visit to Silicon Valley and a presentation of the project summary to the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering West Coast Advisory Board.
Cristina has been involved in research and leadership roles that enabled her to expand her knowledge in the medical field. Cristina participated in Dr. Cherie Stabler’s Diabetes Tissue Engineering lab for almost two years and was published in the Journal Advanced NanoBiomed Research. Additionally, Cristina has had professional experience in two highly recognized laboratories, Igenomix and iQ Genetics, where she gained technical and teamwork skills. She is also the Vice President of Community Service for the UF Venezuelan Student Association.